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Weather for lanzarote in january: Lanzarote Weather in January | Thomas Cook

Опубликовано: January 31, 2022 в 10:12 am


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Lanzarote January 2022 Historical Weather Data (Spain)

This report shows the past weather for Lanzarote, providing a weather history for January 2022. It features all historical weather data series we have available, including the Lanzarote temperature history for January 2022. You can drill down from year to month and even day level reports by clicking on the graphs.

Lanzarote Temperature History January 2022

Temperature history in January 2022 in Lanzarote18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313150°F50°F55°F55°F60°F60°F65°F65°F70°F70°F75°F75°F80°F80°FDecFeb

The daily range of reported temperatures (gray bars) and 24-hour highs (red ticks) and lows (blue ticks), placed over the daily average high (faint red line) and low (faint blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Hourly Temperature in January 2022 in Lanzarote

Hourly Temperature in January 2022 in Lanzarote18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM3 AM3 AM6 AM6 AM9 AM9 AM12 PM12 PM3 PM3 PM6 PM6 PM9 PM9 PM12 AM12 AMDecFebcoolcomfortable

very cold

The hourly reported temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

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Cloud Cover in January 2022 in Lanzarote

Cloud Cover in January 2022 in Lanzarote18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM3 AM3 AM6 AM6 AM9 AM9 AM12 PM12 PM3 PM3 PM6 PM6 PM9 PM9 PM12 AM12 AMDecFeb

mostly clear
partly cloudy
mostly cloudy

no significant cloudno cloud detectedceiling and visibility ok

The hourly reported cloud coverage, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

Observed Weather in January 2022 in Lanzarote

Observed Weather in January 2022 in Lanzarote18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM3 AM3 AM6 AM6 AM9 AM9 AM12 PM12 PM3 PM3 PM6 PM6 PM9 PM9 PM12 AM12 AMDecFeb

foghazedrizzlelight rainmoderate rainheavy rainfreezing rainsleetsnow grainslight snowmoderate snowheavy snowhailthunderstorm

The hourly observed weather, color coded by category (in order of severity). If multiple reports are present, the most severe code is shown.

Day Observations Precipitation Codes

Mon, Jan 3

Fog in the Vicinity VCFG

Sat, Jan 8

Mist BR

Mon, Jan 10

Light Rain -RA

Fri, Jan 14

Haze HZ

Sun, Jan 16

Haze HZ

Mon, Jan 17

Recent Thunderstorm, Thunderstorm, Thunderstorm in the Vicinity, Rain, Recent Rain, Light Rain, Light Drizzle, Haze RETS, TS, VCTS, RA, RERA, -RA, -DZ, HZ

Tue, Jan 18

Light Rain, Haze -RA, HZ

Fri, Jan 21

Haze HZ

Sat, Jan 22

Fog in the Vicinity VCFG

Tue, Jan 25

Light Rain -RA

Thu, Jan 27

Thunderstorm in the Vicinity, Rain, Light Rain, Showers in the Vicinity VCTS, RA, -RA, VCSH

Sat, Jan 29

Haze HZ

Sun, Jan 30

Haze HZ

Mon, Jan 31

Haze HZ

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in January 2022 in Lanzarote

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in January 2022 in Lanzarote1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hrDecFebnightnightdaydayJan 110 hr, 20 minJan 110 hr, 20 minJan 3110 hr, 49 minJan 3110 hr, 49 minJan 1110 hr, 26 minJan 1110 hr, 26 minJan 2110 hr, 36 minJan 2110 hr, 36 min

The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in January 2022 in Lanzarote

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in January 2022 in Lanzarote1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031312 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMDecFeb7:43 AM7:43 AMJan 316:32 PMJan 316:32 PM7:48 AM7:48 AMJan 16:08 PMJan 16:08 PM7:49 AM7:49 AMJan 106:14 PMJan 106:14 PM7:47 AM7:47 AMJan 216:24 PMJan 216:24 PM

The solar day over the course of January 2022. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in January 2022 in Lanzarote

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in January 2022 in LanzaroteJan112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMDecFeb00101020203030400010102020303040


Solar elevation and azimuth over the course of January 2022. The black lines are lines of constant solar elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon, in degrees). The background color fills indicate the azimuth (the compass bearing) of the sun. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries of the cardinal compass points indicate the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in January 2022 in Lanzarote

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in January 2022 in Lanzarote18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMDecFebJan 26:34 PMJan 26:34 PMJan 1711:49 PMJan 1711:49 PMFeb 15:47 AMFeb 15:47 AM7:34 AM7:34 AM5:54 PM5:54 PM5:55 PM5:55 PM8:23 AM8:23 AM8:09 AM8:09 AM6:59 PM6:59 PM

The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Jan 2022 Illumination Moonrise Moonset Moonrise Meridian Passing Distance
1 2% 6:23 AM ESE 4:50 PM WSW 11:36 AM S 222,603 mi
2 0% 7:34 AM ESE 5:54 PM WSW 12:44 PM S 222,669 mi
3 1% 8:39 AM ESE 7:04 PM WSW 1:51 PM S 224,026 mi
4 5% 9:35 AM ESE 8:15 PM WSW 2:55 PM S 226,537 mi
5 12% 10:22 AM ESE 9:23 PM WSW 3:52 PM S 229,919 mi
6 20% 11:02 AM ESE 10:27 PM WSW 4:44 PM S 233,818 mi
7 30% 11:36 AM E 11:27 PM W 5:31 PM S 237,866 mi
8 40% 12:08 PM E 6:15 PM S 241,736 mi
9 50% 12:24 AM W 12:37 PM E 6:57 PM S 245,171 mi
10 60% 1:20 AM W 1:07 PM E 7:39 PM S 247,991 mi
11 70% 2:14 AM WNW 1:37 PM ENE 8:21 PM S 250,094 mi
12 78% 3:09 AM WNW 2:10 PM ENE 9:04 PM S 251,451 mi
13 86% 4:04 AM WNW 2:46 PM ENE 9:50 PM S 252,087 mi
14 92% 4:59 AM WNW 3:26 PM ENE 10:39 PM S 252,071 mi
15 96% 5:54 AM WNW 4:11 PM ENE 11:29 PM S 251,500 mi
16 98% 6:47 AM WNW 5:01 PM ENE
17 100% 7:37 AM WNW 5:55 PM ENE 12:20 AM S 250,478 mi
18 100% 8:23 AM WNW 6:52 PM ENE 1:11 AM S 249,101 mi
19 99% 9:04 AM WNW 7:51 PM ENE 2:00 AM S 247,448 mi
20 96% 9:41 AM WNW 8:49 PM ENE 2:48 AM S 245,571 mi
21 90% 10:15 AM WNW 9:47 PM E 3:34 AM S 243,499 mi
22 83% 10:47 AM W 10:45 PM E 4:19 AM S 241,242 mi
23 75% 11:18 AM W 11:44 PM E 5:03 AM S 238,813 mi
24 65% 11:49 AM W 5:47 AM S 236,241 mi
25 50% 12:44 AM E 12:23 PM WSW 6:34 AM S 233,594 mi
26 42% 1:47 AM ESE 1:00 PM WSW 7:24 AM S 230,992 mi
27 30% 2:53 AM ESE 1:43 PM WSW 8:18 AM S 228,611 mi
28 20% 4:02 AM ESE 2:34 PM WSW 9:18 AM S 226,678 mi
29 11% 5:12 AM ESE 3:33 PM WSW 10:22 AM S 225,438 mi
30 4% 6:18 AM ESE 4:39 PM WSW 11:29 AM S 225,108 mi
31 1% 7:18 AM ESE 5:49 PM WSW 12:34 PM S 225,817 mi

Humidity Comfort Levels in January 2022 in Lanzarote

Humidity Comfort Levels in January 2022 in Lanzarote18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM3 AM3 AM6 AM6 AM9 AM9 AM12 PM12 PM3 PM3 PM6 PM6 PM9 PM9 PM12 AM12 AMDecFeb


The hourly reported humidity comfort level, categorized by dew point. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Wind Speed in January 2022 in Lanzarote

Wind Speed in January 2022 in Lanzarote1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310 mph0 mph5 mph5 mph20 mph20 mph25 mph25 mph30 mph30 mph35 mph35 mph40 mph40 mph45 mph45 mph50 mph50 mphDecFeb

The daily range of reported wind speeds (gray bars), with maximum gust speeds (red ticks).

Hourly Wind Speed in January 2022 in Lanzarote

Hourly Wind Speed in January 2022 in Lanzarote18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM3 AM3 AM6 AM6 AM9 AM9 AM12 PM12 PM3 PM3 PM6 PM6 PM9 PM9 PM12 AM12 AMDecFeb

0 mph
1 mph
light air
4 mph
light breeze
8 mph
gentle breeze
13 mph
moderate breeze
18 mph
fresh breeze
25 mph
strong breeze
31 mph
near gale
39 mph
47 mph
strong gale
55 mph
64 mph
violent storm
73 mph
hurricane force

The hourly reported wind speed, color coded into bands according to the Beaufort scale. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Hourly Wind Direction in 2022 in Lanzarote

Hourly Wind Direction in 2022 in Lanzarote18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM3 AM3 AM6 AM6 AM9 AM9 AM12 PM12 PM3 PM3 PM6 PM6 PM9 PM9 PM12 AM12 AMDecFeb


The hourly reported wind direction, color coded by compass point. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Atmospheric Pressure in January 2022 in Lanzarote

Atmospheric Pressure in January 2022 in Lanzarote18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313129.9 inHg29.9 inHg30.0 inHg30.0 inHg30.1 inHg30.1 inHg30.2 inHg30.2 inHg30.3 inHg30.3 inHg30.4 inHg30.4 inHgDecFeb

The daily range of atmospheric pressure (gray bars), as measured by the altimeter setting reported in e.g. a METAR report.

The details of the data sources used for this report can be found on the Lanzarote Airport page.

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Where Is Hot in January? Here Is How You Can Escape The Winter Blues

Christmas and New Years eve is over, it’s cold outside and winter blues have officially kicked in. Have you ever thought about where’s hot in January? We’ve got the perfect destinations for you to get your tan on early on in the year and soak up the much-needed sun – sandy beaches, fresh fruit cocktails, and sea adventures are waiting for you to escape the gloomy weather at home and kickstart 2020 with a bang. New year, new globetrotting you!  

1. Bali, Indonesia

Rice terraces in Ubud

Weather: Max. 29 degrees Celsius (approx.) | Min. 23 degrees Celsius (approx.)
What to do: Also known as ‘The Land of the Gods’, Bali truly is a paradisiac island in Indonesia with plenty of activities on offer. The hot temperatures are great to spend a day at one of the beautiful, sandy beaches, or even try out surfing. If you fancy doing something more active, you can hike along one of the many hiking paths in the heart of the island or visit the green rice terraces.
Where to stay: We have a stunning range of villas in Bali available on our website. To be close to ancient temples, rice terraces, and the monkey forest, we’d recommend you to stay in Ubud, whereas Canggu, Seminyak, and Uluwatu are the best spots for surfing, diving, and more.

Further reading: 8 useful travel tips for Bali

2. Barbados, Caribbean

Barbados’ stunning coastline

Weather: Max. 29 degrees Celsius (approx.) | Min. 23 degrees Celsius (approx.)
What to do: Although Barbados has cooler nights at this time of the year, temperatures will barely go below 23 degrees Celsius, which makes it the perfect winter destination. Known for its large, tropical beaches and emerald green sea, the Caribbean island is great for snorkelling and catamaran trips along the beautiful coastline.
Where to stay: Our beachfront villas in Barbados are the best place to forget all about the winter cold at home.

Further reading: The best reasons to visit Barbados

3. Lanzarote, Canary Islands

Camels in Lanzarote

Weather: Max. 23 degrees Celsius (approx.) | Min. 13 degrees Celsius (approx. )
What to do: This Canary Island is renowned for its beautiful beaches and volcanic landscape, which means there’s plenty of things to do. The national parks and volcanos are perfect for a day of hiking and exploring the stunning countryside of Lanzarote, while the sea is a great spot for snorkelling and the beaches the place to be for sunbathing. For the kids, head to the aquapark in Costa Teguise.
Where to stay: Our holiday homes in Lanzarote are located directly by the seaside. Have a look and treat yourself.

Further reading: Lanzarote travel guide

4. Tenerife, Canary Islands

Tenerife’s volcano Teide

Weather: Max. 20 degrees Celsius (approx.) | Min. 15 degrees Celsius (approx.)
What to do: Tenerife, the biggest of the Canary Islands, is a multi-faceted island. You’ve got the volcano Teide and its national park in the countryside, gorgeous beaches on the coastline, buzzing nightlife, loads of water sport activities on offer and luxurious restaurants dotted across the island. If you want a more authentic experience, head to the north side of the island where you can eat regional food in a traditional atmosphere.
Where to stay: Our luxurious Royal Garden Villas in Tenerife will enhance your stay on this beautiful Canary Island.

Further reading: Quiz – Which Canary Island is right for you?

5. Phuket, Thailand

Phuket, Thailand

Weather: max. 32 degrees Celsius (approx.) | min. 22 degrees Celsius (approx.)
What to do: Phuket is one of the most popular destinations in Thailand. Rightly so, because not only can you find some of the most gorgeous beaches the country has to offer, but you’ll also have the opportunity to climb to Big Buddha or explore the vivid nightlife. Plus, it’s an easy location for you to do island hopping to Koh Yao islands and experience even more of what Thailand is all about.
Where to stay: Have a look at our villa selection in Phuket and find the holiday home of your dreams. Want to expand your stay in another region? Check out our holiday homes in Koh Yao Noi!

Further reading: A two-week Thailand Itinerary

6. Mexico

Weather: max 27 degrees Celsius (approx.) | min. 20 degrees Celsius (approx.)
What to do: Whether you’re looking for bustling cities, local villages, paradise beaches or jungle ruins – Mexico is a magical assortment of activities and adventures. A holiday in Mexico would easily let you forget about those post-Christmas blues. 
Where to stay: The warmest weather is on the Pacific Coast

7. South Africa

Weather: max 26 degrees Celsius (approx.) | min. 14 degrees Celsius (approx.)
What to do: From hiking tours to Lion’s Head, lounging on the golden sands of Clifton beaches or experiencing the beauty of the safari, South Africa is an absolute must-visit. Oh, and don’t forget the wine!
Where to stay: Our Esiweni Luxury Safari Lodge is ideal for a once in a lifetime safari experience or head to Cape Town for magical mountains, glistening sea and the cosmopolitan town.

Ready to leave the cold weather behind and start the new year with an incredible holiday? If you’re unsure about which destination you want to go for, feel free to contact our free concierge service. Or check out our list of top 2022 villas that are sure to give you the sun you’ve been craving. Happy planning!


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Training astronauts to be scientists on the moon

ESA is now training astronauts in identifying planetary geological features for future missions to the Moon, Mars and asteroids. Luca Parmitano and Pedro Duque will work under leading European planetary geologists and apply their knowledge during field trips in Bressanone, Italy. Credit: ESA–T. Bernabei

Astronauts with their sights on the moon are receiving world-class geology training during the fifth edition of ESA’s Pangaea campaign. From choosing landing sites for a future Artemis mission, to designing science operations for the lunar surface, the course challenges space explorers to become field scientists.

Today, ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst and NASA’s Stephanie Wilson start an intensive course that will take them across Europe. The training will teach them how to read a landscape, collect scientifically relevant rocks and effectively communicate their geological observations with teams back on Earth.

“With a new era of space exploration about to begin, it is crucial for us astronauts to get a good foundation of knowledge of planetary geology. It is the next level up, integrating lessons from Earth’s past into future moon and Mars exploration,” says Alexander.

Alexander and Stephanie will learn how to achieve science-driven objectives on lunar and Martian-like terrains, both exploring autonomously and in coordination with ground science teams.

The Pangaea crew of European planetary scientists and engineers “will make sure that they work in tandem using the best geology observation techniques,” says Loredana Bessone, Pangaea’s Project Lead.

“We want them to find and collect the most interesting samples during their future expeditions and be ready for their mission and landing site specific training,” she adds.

Grand geology tour

A balanced mix of theory and field trips, the course begins this week in the Italian Dolomites with lessons on Martian geology and asteroids at the Bletterbach canyon.

ESA’s Pangaea training course prepares astronauts and space engineers to identify planetary geological features for future missions to the moon, Mars and asteroids. Credit: ESA–V. Crobu

From 12 to 17 September, Alexander and Stephanie will follow the footsteps of Apollo astronauts to study the Ries crater in Germany, one of the best-preserved impact craters on Earth, where American crews trained before their flight to the moon.

Learning about the geological interactions between volcanic activity and water—two key factors in the search for life—is targeted in a trip to the volcanic landscapes of Lanzarote, Spain in November 2022.

Scientists beyond Earth

Trainees of the fifth Pangaea edition have both completed extensive scientific training before their space missions.

Geophysicist, volcanologist and more recently International Space Station commander in 2018, ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst has spent over 5,700 sunrises and sunsets in space.

Alexander finds it fascinating to look for answers to scientific questions not only in orbit, but here amongst us on Earth, too. He also did underground exploration as part of ESA’s CAVES training in 2019.

“The Pangaea campaign is especially interesting for me as a trained geophysicist who did a lot of field work in the past—so far only on planet Earth but I am hoping to change that,” he says.

The European astronaut will partner with Stephanie Wilson, one of NASA’s most senior astronauts and member of the Artemis Team—a select group to prepare for, and possibly fly on, the next crewed moon missions. As such, she could become the first woman to step foot on the lunar surface.

A veteran of three Space Shuttle missions to the International Space Station, she has logged more than 42 days in space. Stephanie has a great curiosity for the unknown and is attracted to problem-solving.

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Top 10 Things To Do In Scotland

Steeped in history and known for its whisky, bagpipes, rugged terrain, and haggis, Scotland is a great place to visit. There are so many good things to do in Scotland that any top-ten list will be missing something — but these ten things to do are a great place to start.

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1. Drink some Scottish whisky

Scotland’s whisky is the real deal. Even if you’re not the biggest fan of the spirit, you should definitely have at least a wee dram.

There are distilleries all over the country that do tours and tastings; or head to a whisky bar or whisky experience in Edinburgh or Glasgow to try a few different flavours.

2. Visit Edinburgh

Scotland’s capital is also its prettiest city, with historical interest thrown in for good measure. Visit the closes (alleyways) off the Royal Mile, and allow at least half a day to explore the castle.

If you have a penchant for ghost stories, there are dozens of tours to choose from that explore the city’s hidden depths. We enjoyed the Real Mary King’s Close tour, but there’s something for everyone.

If you happen to be in the United Kingdom at New Years, Hogmanay in Edinburgh is the place to be!

Edinburgh Castle

3. Walk the West Highland Way

This 152km walk can be completed in as little as four or five days if you use a luggage transfer service and stay in B&Bs, or a little longer if you carry your own gear and camp along the way. We took eight days to do the walk with a tent and sleeping bags in 2008, and would love to do the luxury version!

However you choose to do it, walking the West Highland Way a great way to see some Scottish countryside.

4. Eat haggis

Although Scotland’s national dish doesn’t sound appealing when you think about what it’s made of (mostly offal) it’s surprisingly tasty. It’s typically paired with neeps and tatties (turnips and potatoes to the rest of the world) and you really should give it a try!

A great time to eat haggis in Scotland is on Burns Night, January 25. Robbie Burns, Scotland’s most famous poet, is remembered across the country with an evening of poetry, bagpiping, haggis, and whisky.

5. See the Falkirk Wheel

This rotating boat lift is a wonder of engineering that was dreamed up to restore navigability in Scottish canals. You can watch it in action from above or below, or even take a ride in it.

More recently, two enormous statues of canal horses (known as Kelpies) were erected on the other side of Falkirk, so a trip to this city is a must for canal enthusiasts. Even if you’re not so interested in boating, it’s worth a visit.


6. Bag a munro

Scottish mountains over a height of 3000 feet are known as munros, and climbing them (munro bagging) is a popular weekend activity. You probably won’t have time to climb all 282 but you can start with one!

As with any hiking, follow basic security measures like checking the weather before you go, making sure you have appropriate clothing and extra food, and letting someone know where you’re going!

If you don’t want a strenuous workout, there are also lots of short walks available — stop into a tourist office for a brochure.

7. Go to Kelvingrove

There are fascinating museums all throughout Scotland, but if you can only get to one, this would be it. Glasgow’s museum is an interesting mix of options, with plenty of kid-friendly exhibits and a constantly changing special exhibit. Plus, the building is beautiful too!

8. See some standing stones

Scotland has been inhabited since prehistory, and some of its earliest inhabitants have left their mark in the form of fascinating cairns and standing stones. What these stones were used for is now shrouded in mystery — though I did read a great theory recently in The Memory Code by Lynne Kelly. It’s amazing to wander among them, imagining other people doing the same thousands of years ago.

Head to the highlands for your best range of stones. The North Coast 500 (around the northern coast, starting from and finishing in Inverness) is a great route for a road trip. Make sure to stop in to Culloden Moor before or after you start the route (it’s near Inverness) to see the site of the last battle ever fought on British soil.

It’s hard to do them justice in a photo, but the Hill o’ Many Stanes is impressive in person!

9. Look for Nessie in Loch Ness

Loch Ness is a beautiful lake that’s worth a visit on its own merit, but you might as well see if the Loch Ness Monster is around, right? The museum has a lot of interesting history about Nessie, but is a little pricey.

10. Cruise to the islands

In the tradition of including something in the list that we haven’t actually done yet, a visit to some Scottish islands is one of the things we plan to do in Scotland next time we visit.

Some islands (like Skye) are accessible by bridge, while the Orkney and Shetland Islands can be reached by ferry.

You might be interested in the spiritual island of Iona (once a monastic settlement, now a non-denominational Christian community) or, like me, want to visit the archaeological site of Skara Brae, a Neolithic settlement in the Orkney Islands.

Head up to John O’Groats as a jumping-off point to the islands

Of course, the best things to do in Scotland will depend on your personal preferences, and I’m sure to have missed several absolute essentials! What’s your favourite thing to do in Scotland? What is on the top of the list for your visit there? Leave a comment below!

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Canary Islands from Southampton, 7 May 2022 | 14 Nt | Ventura | 07 May 2022 | P&O Cruises

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